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Daimler Invests In ‘Last Mile’ Robotic Delivery Startup
Jan 12, 2017 Daimler Invests In ‘Last Mile’ Robotic Delivery Startup

Starship Technologies makes drones that travel short distances on sidewalks or roads.

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Daimler leads $17.2M round in rolling delivery drone startup Starship Technologies
Jan 12, 2017 Daimler leads $17.2M round in rolling delivery drone startup Starship Technologies

Daimler has led a new $17.2 million funding round in Starship Technologies, a startup created by Skype founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, the WSJ reports. The round will help U.K.-based Starship expand its efforts to bring rolling drone deliveries to city sidewalks around the world.

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Robot delivery company Starship Technologies raised $17.2 million in a round led by Daimler
Jan 12, 2017 Robot delivery company Starship Technologies raised $17.2 million in a round led by Daimler

Starship Technologies, a company that manufactures six-wheeled delivery robots, has raised $17.2 million (£14 million) in a funding round that was led by Daimler.

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Delivery robot is set to make it's DC debut this month
Jan 11, 2017 Delivery robot is set to make it's DC debut this month

A European company called Starship Technologies has created a delivery robot, which will hit the sidewalks and roads of D.C. in the next month.

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Robots and drones will work together to deliver all our goods
Jan 8, 2017 Robots and drones will work together to deliver all our goods

Delivery trucks with robots onboard might be only five to ten years away.

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DC will be the first US city to pilot food delivery bots
Jan 6, 2017 DC will be the first US city to pilot food delivery bots

Imagine: it’s a weekday morning in Columbia Heights and you’re trudging to the Green Line. On the sidewalk, there it is: an R2-D2 look alike, rumbling past on six rugged-looking wheels. It is tan-colored and about knee-height with a black lid. It navigates around obstacles like fire hydrants and pedestrians, is able to stop suddenly and uses the crosswalk on its own.

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Droids deployed by a delivery van could step up in parcel deliveries
Jan 5, 2017 Droids deployed by a delivery van could step up in parcel deliveries

Luxury car company Mercedes-Benz has partnered with European robotics company Starship Technologies in an effort to streamline and simplify the last mile of package delivery logistics, which the companies say is the most cumbersome step in current deliveries. The hope, according to Starship marketing and communications manager Henry Harris-Burland, is to give consumers an on-demand delivery mechanism to ensure a consumer never misses a delivery at little cost.

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Get ready to share street pavements with robots
Jan 4, 2017 Get ready to share street pavements with robots

Designers of futuristic cityscapes envision airborne drones dropping off your packages and driverless cars taking you to work.

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Five technologies to watch with a grocery lens
Jan 2, 2017 Five technologies to watch with a grocery lens

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the premier event for businesses focused on consumer technologies. With exhibitors ranging from some of the world’s leading companies in this space to innovative start-ups, a broad range of technologies will be on show, with many products unveiled for the first time.

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When a beer cooler rolls up to your doorstep, the future has arrived
Dec 30, 2016 When a beer cooler rolls up to your doorstep, the future has arrived

Designers of futuristic cityscapes envision airborne drones dropping off your packages and driverless cars taking you to work. But the robotic-delivery invasion already has begun — in the form of machines that look like wheeled beer coolers scooting along the sidewalks.

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Delivery robots are showing up on city sidewalks
Dec 18, 2016 Delivery robots are showing up on city sidewalks

A robot that looks like a beverage cooler is beginning to roam the streets of some cities and delivering customer orders — just the latest in delivery technology.

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The self-driving delivery robot
Dec 12, 2016 The self-driving delivery robot

Introducing a revolutionary local delivery concept. With a combination of mobile technology, specially designed robots and a local hub system, we aim to make local delivery faster, smarter and more cost-efficient.

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So much for rise of the machines: Starship drone inventor is hiring humans to help its self-driving vehicles  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4004590/So-rise-machines-Starship-drone-inventor-hiring-humans-help-self-driving-vehicles.html#ixzz4Sd7IrtAh  Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Dec 6, 2016 So much for rise of the machines: Starship drone inventor is hiring humans to help its self-driving vehicles Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4004590/So-rise-machines-Starship-drone-inventor-hiring-humans-help-self-driving-vehicles.html#ixzz4Sd7IrtAh Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

You may have read about the dangers of robots taking over human jobs.
But the introduction of one set of robots is opening up new employment opportunities for humans.
Estonia-based Starship Technologies wants to hire 'robot handlers' to accompany robots as they start to make deliveries around Washington DC.

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Love robots? This tech company is hiring human handlers for their robot delivery service
Dec 5, 2016 Love robots? This tech company is hiring human handlers for their robot delivery service

Starship Technologies is recruiting humans in preparation for the D.C. launch of its robot delivery service. The Estonia-based company wants to hire “robot handlers” to accompany robots as they make drop-offs around the city. “Handlers” will look after the robots, answer questions about how they operate and intervene should anything go awry.

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Do you still give it a tip? Autonomous robot delivers takeout food in the U.K.
Dec 5, 2016 Do you still give it a tip? Autonomous robot delivers takeout food in the U.K.

Leading online food-delivery service Just Eat teamed up with autonomous delivery bot company Starship Technologies to test a new robot-based delivery service in London. At present, the scheme is only available in London’s Greenwich suburb but will hopefully expand across the whole of the U.K.’s capital city in 2017.

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